“The real agenda of the gun-hating Obama administration is to strip gun rights from law-abiding Americans ….” — GOA’s Legislative Counsel Michael Hammond, The Washington Times (1/7/14)
Four issues in which you have been heavily involved have come or are coming to a head this week.
We are putting out this emergency alert to keep you apprised of the fast-moving legislative landscape.
HHS REGULATIONS: See a Shrink, Lose your Guns
GOA’s campaign against Obama’s war on individual privacy is beginning to really catch fire. Our article in The Washington Times is being widely circulated by other pro-gun groups and can be read here.
And, although we will probably not have a vehicle for defunding this Executive Action — until the individual appropriations bills begin to move in May — we are optimistic that a majority of senators and House members will oppose this effort to partially repeal federal privacy laws, called HIPAA.
As you probably know, the proposed regulations would repeal HIPAA insofar as necessary to allow psychiatrists to turn their patients into the FBI’s NICS list — all as a result of personal information, communicated in private.
This would massively expand the ability of the federal government to impose federal gun bans on otherwise law-abiding Americans.
Or as we at GOA have said: These regulations would result in a situation where if you “see a shrink, you lose your guns.” But now a wide variety of others are beginning to take notice.
Go here to read the comments that GOA submitted to HHS in opposition to their recent, anti-gun regulations.
And go here to submit your own comments on or before March 10, 2014.
THE UN ARMS TRADE TREATY
For a year now, we have told you that we easily have the 34 votes necessary to defeat ratification of the UN Arms Trade Treaty. That treaty would set the stage for far-ranging gun and magazine bans, gun registration, and gun micro-stamping requirements.
We have told you that the next task would be to pass an appropriations bill amendment which would defund any Obama effort to implement the ATT by executive fiat. And we have drafted such an amendment and made it available to Congress.